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    The Global Leader as Boundary Spanner, Bridge Maker and Blender.

    Butler, Christina L. and Zander, Lena and Mockaitis, Audra and Sutton, Ciara (2012) The Global Leader as Boundary Spanner, Bridge Maker and Blender. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5 (2). pp. 240-243. ISSN 1754-9426

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    As Holt and Seki (2012) assert, it is important to develop multicultural competencies, to be at once focused, driven, and people oriented. These are qualities that help a leader to overcome the challenges associated with the paradoxes that are inevitably encountered once work crosses national and cultural boundaries. But how do these qualities help the leader become an effective global leader, and how are these qualities acquired? We suggest that the cultivation of the qualities required for effective global leadership occurs through the actual simultaneous performance of three unique roles within and across groups: boundary spanner, bridge maker, and blender. We argue that these key leader roles are missing from the global leadership literature but are central to acquiring the essential competencies featured in the focal article.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Global Leader; Boundary; Spanner; Bridge Maker; Blender;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10462
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    Depositing User: Audra Mockaitis
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 16:34
    Journal or Publication Title: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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